Gauche Facile

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Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill
5 mins
Sheltered

A nice friendly place to start off. Though many of the routes stretch to the full length of a 70m rope to lower off, The longest routes have mid-way belays to allow easy retreats for those with shorter ropes. Guidebook page 102.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Au Bout Top 50
Interesting face climbing, keep left on the crux. It can be split at a belay, above this it is only 4+. Photo on this page.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6a+
2
Coin Coin Top 50
Fun climbing up a natural line. Mid-way belay possible.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
5+
3
Murmuroa Top 50
Perfect holds on perfect rock.
 
2 Stars
4+
4
La Bavette Spatiale
Tough to get started - bridge up between the tree and the rock. It's a bit hairy getting to the first bolt - though you can...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a
5
Milky Way
A good long pitch. Once you've got to the first bolt, step left. It's a really good 5+ to the first belay, but even better...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
6b+
6
Étoile Fuyante
Horrific crimping - one for a very cold day, better still go climb something that isn't on grey rock at this grade.
 
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
7
Couleur d'Embruns
The brown groove starts a long pitch that gets very close to Milky Way towards the top.
 
2 Stars
6a+
8
Unnamed
A long pitch with a slightly scrappy start up a broken groove.
 5+
9
À Suivre
Climb the rib - you can start from the base or from the big ledge a little higher.
 3
10
La Cigale et la Fourmi
The flake. It doesn't get much easier than this.
 
1 Stars
3
11
Concombre Masqué
The last section and belay are shared with the next route.
 
1 Stars
4
12
L'Émile et Une Nuit
Start in a short groove to the left of a tree.
 
2 Stars
4
13
Soleil Levante
Some thin moves and polished holds.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b+
14
Étoile des Neiges
A tough one! Technical and a bit polished.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c+
15
Pleine Lune
Very close to the next route in places.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
6a
16
Le Dièdre
A good line and a long pitch. The route may continue further but the bolts run out.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
5
17
Le Pilier
Can be continued as for Le Dièdre.
 
1 Stars
5
  • Latest Comments

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    Le Dièdre
    "Longer and a little bit easier than "le pilier" on the right, but why ..." 29/Oct

    Le Tyrex
    "Only 5+. If you can do the routes to the left then you can lead this." 05/Apr

    La Bavette Spatiale
    "Start this route on the one to the left or the one to the right and cut out the ..." 05/Jul

    2002 L'Épicier de l'Espace
    "This route used to have a cherry picker's ladder for the start. It was rickety, ..." 10/Nov

    Soleil Levante
    "Should be 6b." 31/Oct

    Le Tyrex
    "5b in the local guide - even if you blinker yourself to the line of the bolts it..." 28/Mar

    Sikaraté
    "Great route. Slabby and thin in a few sections but there are plenty of bolts. ..." 20/Mar

    Coin Coin
    "Like a VS 5a crack with bolts!" 26/Sep top50

    No Slibards Today
    "I would not say the start is pulling on jugs, in fact it is slippery and crimpy ..." 20/Sep

    Soleil Levante
    "6a in the local guide" 24/Aug

    Aband Fils de Crapaud
    "i was mislead by the description, thinking i had to go above the break for some ..." 12/Apr

    Étoile des Neiges
    "Great route, easy 6c - huge number of bolts makes it feel like indoors. Only fou..." 09/Apr

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